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Historia fisica y politica de Chile : segun documentos adquiridos en esta republica durante doze años de residencia en ella

Published 1843

Text arranged according to five divisions: Historia. Tomo primero [-octavo], 1844 [i.e. 1843]-1871; Documentos sobre la historia, la estadistica y la geografia. Tomo primero [-segundo], 1846-1852; Botanica. Tomo primero [-octavo], 1845-1852 [i.e. 1854]; Zoologia. Tomo primero [-octavo], 1847-1854; and: Agricultura. Tomo primero [-segundo], 1862-1865

Text in Spanish; diagnoses of plants and animals (divisions Botanica and Zoologia) in Latin

Vignette on title pages

Printer's imprint on p. facing t.p., in later volumes also on last page

Printer's imprint varies: Paris. En la imprenta de E. Thunot y Ca, calle Racine, 28 [later: 26], cerca del Odeon (Hist., v. 5-6; Bot., v. 5-6, 8; Agric., v. 1-2; Atlas, v. 1-2); Paris. En la imprenta de Rouge y Comp. rue du Four Saint Germain [later: 43] (Hist., v. 7-8); Paris, Imprenta de Maulde y Renou, calle Bailleul, 9 [later: 9-11], cerca del Louvre [later: calle des Fosses St-Germ. l'Auxerrois, 14; still later: calle de Rivoli, 114] (Bot., v. 7; Zool., v. 1-8)

Dates of publication: Most of the text volumes probably published in parts, although definite proof has been reported only for the division Botanica (except for v. 6) and for v. 1 of division Historia and v. 2 of division Zoologia (for details see Stafleu & Cowan, Engelmann, and BMNH). Title page dates are: 1844 (Hist., v.1); 1845 (Hist., v. 2; Bot., v. 1); 1846 (Docum., v. 1; Bot., v. 2); 1847 (Hist., v. 3; Bot., v. 3; Zool., v. 1); 1848 (Hist., v. 4; Zool., v. 2); 1849 (Hist., v. 5; Bot., v. 4-5; Zool., v. 3-4); 1850 (Bot., v. 7); 1851 (Zool., v. 5-6); 1852 (Docum., v. 2; Bot., v.8; Zool., v. 7); 1853 (Bot, v. 6); 1854 (Hist., v. 6; Zool., v. 8; Atlas, v. 1-2); 1862 (Agric., v. 1); 1865 (Agric., v. 2); 1870 (Hist, v. 7); 1871 (Hist., v. 8)

Title pages of atlas volumes: Atlas de la Historia fisica y politica de Chile por Claudio Gay. Tomo primero [-segundo]. Paris en la imprenta de E. Thunot y Ca calle Racine, 26, cerca del Odeon. MDCCCLIV

Numerous errors in paging

315 leaves of plates (1 folded), many colored or partly colored. All plates (except for the folded map) have heading: Historia de Chile, and most of the plates are numbered, not consecutively, but according to divisions and sections. Atlas v. 1 has 180 plates, with the unnumbered folded map and a portrait; the section Geografia [of the division Documentos] with 18 maps and 2 plans; the division Historia [not designated as such] with 55 plates; and the division Botanica with 103 plates. Atlas v. 2 has 135 plates and comprises the division Zoologia. The division Agricultura does not have illustrations

Errata (Botanica v. 8: p. [399]-403; Zoologia v. 8: p. [477])

Includes indexes (divisions Botanica and Zoologia only)

For contributors of the divisions Botanica and Zoologia see Stafleu & Cowan and BMNH; the division Documentos often lists the names of the persons responsible for the various documents included


Palau y Dulcet (2nd ed.)

Engelmann, W. Bib. historico-naturalis

Stafleu & Cowan


Feliu Cruz, G. Notas para una bib. sobre viajeros relativos a Chile

For collation by signatures and pages, see the John Carter Brown Library's bibliographical file

John Carter Brown Library copy, bound in contemporary quarter calf and paper boards, imperfect: lacks half title and title page in Zoologia v. 5 and half title in Agricultura v. 2

John Carter Brown Library copy gift of Mr. Giles W. Mead

Atlas volumes have call number: B844 G285h 2-SIZE

Volume Zool. v.4
Publisher Paris : En casa de autor. ; [Santiago de] Chile : En el Museo de historia natural de Santiago. ; Paris. : En la imprenta de Fain y Thunot, calle Racine, 28, cerca del Odeon.
Pages 522
Language Spanish
Call number b2226443
Digitizing sponsor John Carter Brown Library
Book contributor John Carter Brown Library
Collection jcbchile; jcbspanishamerica; JohnCarterBrownLibrary; americana
Notes No table-of-contents pages found. Copyright on title.

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